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Getting involved

There are so many ways to get involved at the Bedford River Festival, whether you are musical, sporty, creative or just love to dress up. Use the application forms below to sign up! Don’t forget that taking part at the Festival is in high demand, so we encourage you to register before spaces are full.


Become a River Festival Participant

Activities for you to get involved in



  1. Raft Races – for the creative and competitive
  2. Musicians and Performers Wanted!
  3. Open Water Swim Race
  4. Dragon Boats
  5. Carnival Square
  6. Boat Mooring
Carnival participants at the Bedford River Festival

 

 

A flexible approach...

The 2020 River Festival will include countless river activities, six live music and performance stages, the Arts, Heritage and Sports Villages, the wonderful offerings of the Continental Market and the spectacular fireworks, plus so much more.

Make sure you keep the 18th & 19th July free in your diaries so that you don’t miss out on any of the action


If you can’t find what you’re looking for on this website, please contact the Events Team at events@bedford.gov.uk to discuss how you can get involved.

Become a River Festival Participant

 

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